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December 9, 2021
Will Pakistan Be the Next Country to Fall to a Taliban-Style Takeover?
The military’s role in politics has emboldened the religious far right.
December 9, 2021
What Will It Take to Build a Mass Movement for Abortion Rights?
It’s time to turn a committed core of supporters into a force capable of reclaiming what has been lost.
December 1, 2021
Many Southern Hospitals Already Deny Pregnant Patients Abortions
Things will only get worse for patients in Mississippi and around the country should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the states with extreme abortion bans.
November 30, 2021
The Christian Legal Army Behind the Ban on Abortion in Mississippi
The Alliance Defending Freedom has been laying the groundwork to end legal abortion for years. But that’s just the beginning.
November 29, 2021
Europe’s War on Woke
Why elites across the Atlantic are freaking out about the concept of structural racism.
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November 9, 2021
Letters From the November 15/22, 2021, Issue
Readers respond to the hiring of Mohammed El-Kurd as Palestine correspondent.
October 29, 2021
Do We Need Faith as the World Feels Like It’s Ending?
Barbara Sostaita writes that religion helps people envision a more just world while Phil Zuckerman argues that faith can lead to pious inaction.
October 18, 2021
Jonathan Franzen’s God
A multigenerational saga about a Midwestern family,
is like most of Franzen novels—with one exception: Every plotline leads to the big guy himself.
September 22, 2021
Pick Up the Stone: The American Way of Vengeance
The line from defeat in Afghanistan to deputizing bounty hunters in Texas can be traced in blood—and history.
September 9, 2021
How the War on Terror Created the “Muslim American”
Before 9/11, Muslims were just another of this country’s many religious groups. After, they became a targeted, racialized minority.